SkyBus partners with QBT to add affordable Airport Transfer option for corporate customers
18 July 2017
SkyBus and QBT, one of Australia’s leading corporate travel companies, are enabling business travellers a seamless way of adding route tickets at the time of booking arrangements, including flights and accommodation.
Melbourne, Australia – SkyBus, operators of Melbourne’s popular express service from the CBD to Avalon and Tullamarine Airports, today announced that QBT’s corporate and government customers will soon be able to add SkyBus’ Melbourne City Express tickets to their travel itinerary.
By utilising the Amadeus e-Travel Management (AeTM) platform, SkyBus and QBT, one of Australia’s leading corporate travel companies, are enabling business travellers a seamless way of adding route tickets at the time of booking arrangements, including flights and accommodation. The integration will help remove an additional step of booking airport transportation separately.
For QBT’s extensive customer base, this partnership can also help cut on travel expenses as SkyBus is the most affordable airport transport service in Australia, when measured by cost/kilometres travelled.
Speaking on the partnership, SkyBus Co-CEO and Director, Michael Sewards said, “SkyBus is designed for all types of travellers in mind, from solo to families and even corporate. As a result, we want to make sure each traveller has the simplest, most convenient way of booking transportation when travelling in and out of Melbourne CBD and Melbourne Airport.”
“We are excited to partner with QBT to offer our services to their corporate and government customers as part of a total travel solution. We have already received great feedback from early users on this integration and are optimistic that our service will help QBT’s customers save time and money with this hassle-free option,” added Mr Sewards.
QBT’s Group General Manager Nick Sutherland adds “Our customers are increasingly asking for local content availability. They don’t want to spend unnecessary time looking at all the extra add-ons associated with corporate travel, including airport transportation services. Instead, they want a comprehensive platform that includes booking Melbourne Airport transportation. By partnering with SkyBus, we’re able to provide them a cost-effective and convenient airport transfer.”
The system integration roll-out will be completed by the end of July 2017. Once finalised, all QBT customers will have access to booking SkyBus’ Melbourne City Express, which takes them from Melbourne Airport to the CBD. As part of the ongoing partnership, SkyBus and QBT look to integrate additional routes, including Avalon City Express and St Kilda Express into the platform at a later date.
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SkyBus has been providing safe, convenient airport transport in Melbourne for more than 38 years. Its iconic red vehicles run seven days a week, transferring over 3.5 million passengers each year between the CBD and Tullamarine and Avalon Airport on the most affordable airport transport service in Australia, when measured by cost/kilometres travelled. SkyBus pairs affordability with superior service, offering customers free Wi-Fi, luggage racks, reliable running times, and online, mobile and kiosk ticketing options.
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QBT is an Australian-owned Travel Management Company and part of the ASX listed Helloworld Travel Group. QBT specialises in simplifying business travel for their clients which include Government, large corporate and small to medium enterprises. QBT has over 200 staff in Australia with offices in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Darwin. QBT partners with APX in New Zealand, another wholly owned business of Helloworld Travel Limited and provides global services and support to their customers in partnership with GlobalStar.
Services include arrangements for individual and group travellers, conferences, meetings and incentives for all forms of air transportation including scheduled services and charters, accommodation and car hire. These are delivered through a wide range of travel products and services with tailor-made systems to ensure organisations can effectively manage their travel programs, budgets and security.